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Registration Process

June 20, 2015 Lake Barkley Open House Tour Registration Form

July 18, 2015 Lake Barkley Open House Tour Registration Form 

Aug. 15, 2015 Lake Barkley Open House Tour Registration Form

Please open the Lake Barkley Open House Tour Registration Form for the appropriate date. Fill out the document digitally and save it to your computer. Then attach the file to an email and send it to lakebarkleytours@usace.army.mil to register for a tour. Upon approval of your application, a confirmation email will be sent to you.  Please allow for four business days to process the registration. If you have any questions or problems, please call 270-362-4236 from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m., and 3 p.m.

Please note, some registrants are having an issue with filling out, saving and sending the Corps their forms. Be sure you have updated Adobe Reader to the most current version. If you still have issues, please call the number above and we will assist you in the registration process.

Open House Tours

Barkley LockThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is once again offering the public free guided tours of Lake Barkley’s Powerhouse, Lock, and Natural Resource Management Office.

The tour dates for 2015 are June 20, July 18, and Aug. 15. Visitors can choose an 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. tour time.

Approximately two hours in length, the tours will begin at Lake Barkley’s Natural Resource Management Visitor Center. After guest check in and a brief introduction, guests will be transported by shuttle to the powerhouse/dam and lock structures. Guiding guests through the facilities, Corps of Engineers’ personnel and volunteers will provide information about Lake Barkley’s unique history, project purposes, recreational opportunities, fish and wildlife benefits, as well as an up-close look of the dam, powerhouse, and lock facilities.

Pre-registration is required for all tour guests (including children ages 16 and under) and all registration forms must be submitted no later than the Wednesday prior to the scheduled tour date. Please note we can only accept applications 30 days prior to the actual tour date.

Tour size is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Tour Rules & Details

  • We ask all guests to arrive at Lake Barkley’s Natural Resource Management Visitor Center at least 15 minutes prior to the tour time for check in.
  • All facilities and shuttle are ADA accessible.
  • Only visitors with approval and confirmation will be permitted on the tour. No substitutions or additions are allowed.
  • All participants over 16 years of age must provide photo identification upon arrival for the tour.
  • Visitors may not carry packages, backpacks, or other containers during the tour.
  • Photographs and video recording of the interior of the Powerhouse are strictly prohibited.

  • No high-heel, open heel shoes, including clogs and Crocs or bare feet will be allowed on the tour. Tennis shoes are recommended.

  • All children ages 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult during the tour. Any increase in threat conditions can result in an approved tour being cancelled with little notice. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Privacy Act

Information is solicited in accordance with Title 10, US Code Section 552 and is used to provide information necessary in preparation for a scheduled tour of the facility and to verify positive identification of visitor. Solicited information is voluntary; however, failure to provide information may result in denied visitor access. The information provided to the Corps will not be retained digitally or by hard copy after the scheduled tour date.